In a previous article, I introduced Codie Prevost to the Examiner readers as a one man Canadian invasion into the country music scene in the United States. Well, he is not alone. Today's article is about another Canadian singer whose is also making a mark on the U.S. country music industry. Her name is Amy Rose.
In a biography from her website, she is described as, "part down-home country girl, part sophisticated musical veteran and 'Redneck Diva.' Amy Rose has already earned a reputation for being one of Ontario, Canada’s best-known secrets. From her early years on small-town fair and festival stages, to her recent radio airplay, charting and awards, this Rose with the soaring vocal range and pop country sensibilities is on a journey to the world stage and beyond…This is the beginning!"
Amy's biography further reads, "Amy’s first two singles from her forthcoming third album, “I Just Want You To Know” and “(Redneck Reunion) Party Like A Redneck,” both achieved international airplay on more than 300 stations, worldwide. In April 2013, “I Just Want You To Know” reached #9 on the New Music Weekly country chart, while “Party” eclipsed that mark reaching #6 in September 2013. The video for the latter also received more than 400,000 youtube views, while earning a spot on the Y’allwire Top 25 Most Viewed videos chart. Both singles received Music Row chart action, with “I Just Want You To Know” peaking at #85. In the meantime, Amy received a 2013 Ontario Country Music Association award nomination for Rising Star, three nominations and one award win in the 2013 Independent Country Music Association awards, and 4 nominations in the 2013 International Music and Entertainment Association awards. Amy was also honored with a Barrie Cultural Grant. A win in the Sepoy Saloon Showdown led to an August 2013 opening slot for Big & Rich, in front of 15,000 people, at the Music In The Fields festival.
Next up is the release of “Sunshine,” the third single from “The Beginning.” Scheduled for late September release, it features some heavy-hitters on the Nashville studio scene: Mark Prentice, bass (Vince Gill, Keith Urban;) Glen Duncan, fiddle (Reba, Shania;) and Mike Rojas, keys (Lady Antebellum, Luke Bryan,) among others. Produced by After Tuesday productions, “Sunshine” is already spinning on Canadian radio, and from the early reviews, it promises to be Amy’s biggest release, to date."
Please watch the music video in this article. You will love it. Continue reading these Nashville Music Industry articles, and watch for an interview with Amy soon. Also, Until next time, "Keep a Song in Your Heart."